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Re: [SLE] Re: [opensuse] Installing 56k Modem in Suse10.1
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 12:12:35 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <44E851AE.30901@xxxxxxxxxx>
Basil Chupin wrote:
> Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> [pruned]
>> I do remember that when I first used dial-up on linux with MarmaDuke
>> (??) 5.5 that I had no problems connecting, but I had an external
>> serial port USRobotics.
>> The above is slightly inaccurate. I did connect with linux (Slackware)
>> which had to have the kernel compiled to install. I believe that it
>> was prior to 1.0, something like 15 floppy disks downloaded over 1200
>> baud dial-up (or was it 600). Dos days before windoz.
>> That 1200 baud modem was _fast_ compared to the accoustic connect 150
>> baud first modem on a C-64 running cp/m.
> I shall never forget the day I introduced the 1200 baud modem (~1968) on
> the BBS I was running and one of the users complained BITTERLY that it
> should be removed immediately because he could not keep up when reading
> the text as it appeared on the screen! :-)
> The good ol' days....

A BBS in 1968???? That was about 7 years before personal computers
started to become popular and well before modems were readily available.

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